Malalai Joya: Raise Your Voice

Written by GRITtv Wednesday, 28 October 2009 19:02


GRITtv, October 28, 2009

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“I don’t fear death, I fear political silence against injustice,” says Malalai Joya, the youngest person elected to the Afghan parliament and a delegate to the Loya Jirga, the constitutional convention. Joya was 25 when she spoke to the Loya Jirga, decrying the warlords who controlled her country. She is equally scathing in her critique of the Bush administration and the U.S. occupation, calling for the troops to leave and for Americans to raise their voice against the war.

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Joya joined us to talk about her new book, A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice, and the future of her country.

For more information, visit the Afghan Women’s Mission.

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